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The Resource Beauty is a wound, Eka Kurniawan ; translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker

Beauty is a wound, Eka Kurniawan ; translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker

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Beauty is a wound
Title
Beauty is a wound
Statement of responsibility
Eka Kurniawan ; translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker
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Language
eng
Summary
The English-language debut of Indonesia's rising star. Compulsively readable, Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humour, and romance in an astonishing epic novel, in which the beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by every monstrosity. Kurniawan's gleefully grotesque hyperbole is a scathing critique of his young nation's troubled past: the rapacious offhand greed of colonialism; the chaotic struggle for independence; the 1965 mass murders, followed by three decades of Suharto's despotic rule. Drawing on local sources-folk tales and the all-night shadow puppet plays, with their bawdy wit-and inspired by Melville and Gogol, Beauty is a Wound is passionate and ironic, exuberant and confronting. Hailed as 'the next Pramoedya', Eka Kurniawan is an exciting new voice in contemporary literature
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Summary
Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humour, and romance in an astonishing epic novel, in which the beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by every monstrosity. Kurniawan's gleefully grotesque hyperbole is a scathing critique of his young nation's troubled past: the rapacious offhand greed of colonialism; the chaotic struggle for independence; the 1965 mass murders, followed by three decades of Suharto's despotic rule. Drawing on local sources - folk tales and the all-night shadow puppet plays, with their bawdy wit - and inspired by Melville and Gogol, Beauty is a Wound is passionate and ironic, exuberant and confronting.
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
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10445055
Cataloging source
ANL
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1975-
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Kurniawan, Eká
Dewey number
899.22132
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Indonesian
Literary form
novels
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1975-
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Tucker, Annie
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True
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  • Families
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Prostitutes
  • Speculative fiction
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
Target audience
adult
Label
Beauty is a wound, Eka Kurniawan ; translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as Canti ita luka
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054839431
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
498 pages
Isbn
9781925240238
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)909974118
Label
Beauty is a wound, Eka Kurniawan ; translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as Canti ita luka
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054839431
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
498 pages
Isbn
9781925240238
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)909974118

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